In 2004, the U.S. government drastically tightened its restrictions on travel by Cuban-Americans to Cuba to visit relatives. This book recounts in poignant detail, with first-person accounts and photographs, how the new restrictions have left a human toll of pain and suffering. Children who cannot visit their parents, elderly Cubans unable to see the island again before they die, grandparents barred from seeing their grandchildren – their stories will sadden and move you.
Published by Latin America Working Group Education Fund and the Washington Office on Latin America, Love, Loss and Longing brings together photographic images from a touring exhibit seen in 20 cities across the United States. With a forward by Wayne S. Smith.